The objectives of Musqueam's Fisheries Department are to: develop financial and administrative stability; ensure community confidence and respect through clearly defined policy framework; improve relationships and external partner confidence; enhance safety and security of Aboriginal Fisheries Offices (AFO); enhance stewardship role to “protect the Homelands”; accountability, capacity, collaboration, communications, recognition.

What We Do

We protect and enhance the inherent fishing rights of Musqueam, consistent with the Sparrow Supreme Court ruling. We work to ensure aquatic resource protection through consultation and negotiation with the Department of Fisheries and adjacent First Nation communities. We perform fisheries management cooperatively with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). We are responsible for monitoring, reporting, and ensuring compliance with regulations. We engage in economic development by examining fish sale opportunities and other species allocation transfers, creating business partnerships with the Sliammon and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and conducting employee training. We also update policies and procedures to improve performance in a complex and changing environment. We strive for open and transparent communication with the MIB community.


Contact: Fisheries Manager, Laura Sparrow – [email protected]